Listen: Organizing Jews & How To Talk to Your Family


Is it worthwhile to focus our organizing on moving Jewish American public opinion on Israel/Palestine? How effective is it really in shifting the dynamics on the ground? Jewish Currents staff members discuss these questions.

Then, starting at 33:58, we discuss one of the main questions we’ve received in the last week: How do I talk to my family about what’s happening? We recount personal victories and failures, and explore how people actually change their minds.

Articles Mentioned:

Are 95% of Jews Really Zionists? by Caroline Morganti

Jewish Americans in 2020 (Pew Study)

Teshuvah: A Jewish Case for Palestinian Refugee Return by Peter Beinart

US media talks a lot about Palestinians — just without Palestinians by Maha Nassar

Responsa – How Not to Fight Antisemitism by Jewish Currents editors

A Guide to the Current Crisis in Israel/Palestine by Mari Cohen, Joshua Leifer, Alex Kane

The Palestinian Cause at a Moment of Transition, a conversation between Inès Abdel Razek, Salem Barahmeh, Dana El Kurd, and Fadi Quran 

Books Mentioned:

Jewish Power by JJ Goldberg

Where the Jews Aren’t by Masha Gessen

Thanks to Santiago Helou Quintero for producing and to Nathan Salsburg for the use of his song “VIII (All That Were Calculated Have Passed).” Transcript will be available soon.

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